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Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

My absolute favorite projects are the little updates I can do that will bring more joy to everyday experiences. I LOVE paying attention to small details in a home and improving experiences when I can.

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners
When I was remodeling, I thought about things like how my kitchen drawer pulls would feel (I want them to feel smooth and solid to the touch). I appreciate when drawers open smoothly (thus the remodel). I want my kitchen to be well organized so day-to-day routines feel less stressful. And my heart is happy when even the inside of a cabinet or drawer is pretty!

Don’t laugh, but I have to admit I got positively giddy recently about lining my kitchen drawers with paper. Y’all, is it weird to get so excited about drawer liners? If it is, I don’t even care. I have always been THRILLED with this kind of project!

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

I literally opened and closed the drawer a dozen times that day, just to experience the pretty pattern. It’s the little things. I mean, how often do you have to open your kitchen cabinets? All the time. Why not make them pretty inside, too?

When you have a brand new kitchen, the drawers should look just fine inside as they are. But, adding paper is still a good idea because it will protect the surface of the cabinet or drawer, it makes it super easy to wipe clean and of course, who wouldn’t be happier to see a favorite color or pattern?

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

I wanted to first line the drawer that holds our dishes as it gets a lot of use. I picked out a pretty subtle striped patterned paper from Chic Shelf Paper. It was so easy to install!

Fun fact, when you get paper from Chic Shelf Paper you have the option to order it custom sized so you don’t have to make any cuts. Nice, yes? Then you just stick the adhesive side down, pulling off the backing from the self-adhesive side a few inches at a time, keeping it smooth. My paper came with a little squeegee tool that made it so easy to keep the paper from getting wrinkled or bubbly.

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

Making Things Pretty: Drawer & Shelf Liners

Voila, now this is a very happy drawer. If you, too, want to have happy drawers this fall (or happy shelves or cabinets), Chic Shelf Paper is offering a special fall discount code for my readers HERE!

The drawer liner pattern I used is right here. It’s a charcoal gray subtle stripe, which I think is so pretty as a backdrop for all dishes.

What fall nesting projects have you been working on lately?

Chic Shelf Paper sent the drawer liner samples to try for this project and is a sponsor of The Inspired Room.

Shop my kitchen sources HERE (the blue dishes are from Ballard Designs).

I’m also obsessed with all of the dishes here.

Tomorrow I’ll have a post on pretty table settings, so stay tuned!

A Home That Tells Your Story

A Home That Tells Your StoryAlexandra Angle Interior Design
via House Beautiful November 2017

We all long to make our house a home. This time of year, I feel like we especially crave a sense of “belonging” in our home. Ya’ know what I mean? As we are getting all cozy and nestled into our home for the season and the holidays, I believe we are (maybe even subconsciously) creating the life we want, too. We’re hopefully designing an ambience and mood to facilitate an experience.

If you’re a regular here, you’ve heard me say it before but the creation of a home and life are quite intertwined. Our home can inspire us and be inspired by us. This incredible room (above) from this month’s House Beautiful (Alexandra Angle Interior Design) so beautifully conjures up a mood that reflects the life of the people who live there. I bet the owners truly feel as though they belong in that space.¬†(I’d happily belong there, too, hahah!).

When our home reflects our heart, our soul, our life, our family, we can’t help but feel warm fuzzy feelings about the place we live. How we design our home tells our story in so many ways! And how we design our home can write our story, too.

A Home That Tells Your Story

You might remember that I shared some of my thoughts on this in Love the Home You Have, but today I’d love to hear your thoughts! Let’s chat.

Are you mindful of the life you want to live as you design your home?

Do you consider a sense of “belonging” in your home?

Have you started thinking about the upcoming holidays? What mood and experience do you want to create in your home?

PS. I’m SO excited about the upcoming holidays! YAY! Stay tuned, friends. We’ll be sharing¬†aaaall the inspiration.

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